Guess what. I actually logged all of my eats (and drinks) from yesterday! Partly it’s because I have to do it for a class, but I figure it can be a good way to look at where my calories and coming from.
If you read yesterday’s post, I was told by the nutrition girl on campus that I was consuming waaaay too much protein. Considering that I am training for a full marathon, I should be focusing on carbs and leaning down instead of bulking up with weight lifting and lots of protein (DUHR… I kind of knew that already, but I just like lifting).
Anyways, here is my food journal from yesterday:
Haha, I should have done it like one of those WIAW posts, but I didn’t take a picture of any of it… except for my dinner:
^Would have looked nicer if the sides of the bowl were clean. Oh, well. It was delicious.
I entered all of this on an online food and fitness journal (mine is from Everyday Health) and found that it was around 1,700 calories.
Carbs: 191 g (pretty good)
Protein: 79 g (right on track).
Fat: 68.65 (apparently over my “budget” by almost 13 g. Dang PB).
Sugar: 55g (over by 25 g)
Yeah. That last one was a real shocker. This isn’t even one of my heavy sugar days!!! But I think most of those sugars are coming from the fruit I eat. I want to say that it’s okay, because I’m not consuming a lot of things with too much added sugar (except for the Clifbar mini had like 9g of sugar).
Oh, and my cinnamon raisin bread has high fructose corn syrup. Yum.
… Okay, I won’t get the cheap generic bread next time. Or if I go to TJ’s, I know they have some super bland bread I can get, hehe.
There’s a slight “danger” in looking at the numbers and calories, when it comes to me.
I won’t get carried away, but I think this is a good opportunity to learn about my food consumption. I would never have known I was having too much or too little of something unless I wrote it down and took a good look at it (with someone who knows more about nutrition).
At the same time, I decided not to go on a chips-eating bonanza because I did not want to have to put that in my food log. It kind of keeps me accountable, which is nice.
Have an awesome Thursday!
Do you keep a food journal?